Stripy Legwarmers by Susan B. Anderson

Stripy Legwarmers

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Small (Medium, Large); 16 (17, 18) inches long, to fit an 8- (9-, 10-) inch leg circumference.
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In this project, you will be using your knit and purl stitches to make ribbed fabric, and you’ll carry the colors up the wrong side, or inside, of the fabric as you stripe, which makes it easier to enjoy knitting stripes.

Size
Small (Medium, Large); 16 (17, 18) inches long, to fit an 8- (9-, 10-) inch leg circumference. Note: Turn to page 63 for help following a pattern with different sizes.

Yarn
2 skeins Worsted weight in two different colors (about 100 yards per skein of each color)

Needles
US size 7 / 4.5 mm and US 8 / 5 mm, 12-inch circular needles. Note: This is the first project where two different needle sizes are used. We’ll be changing needle sizes to get parts of the leg warmers to be tighter and looser so they fit better.

Gauge
4½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch on larger-size needles

Other things you’ll need
Stitch marker
Ruler or tape measure
Scissors
Yarn needle

“Excerpted from Susan B. Anderson’s Kids’ Knitting Workshop by Susan B. Anderson (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015. Photographs by Lauren Volo. Illustrations by Alison Kolesar.”